DECCAN HERALD (DHNS)
The State government on Saturday unveiled Urban Property Ownership Records
The State government on Saturday unveiled Urban Property Ownership Records, a first of kind project in the country to digitise land records.
Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, while inaugurating a dedicated citizen service centre at the UPOR office in the City said the government intends to effectively clampdown on the land mafia with the introduction of the new flawless system.
In the first phase, the service will be launched at Mysore, Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Shimoga and Bellary and extended to other regions subsequently.Under the system, the land records can be verified and updated from UPOR centre across State. They could be accessed through internet also, the chief minister said at a press meet in the City.
He said the UPOR would make available spatial data like extract or sketch to a scale.
The mutations to the urban property records would be effected automatically. Property owners need not apply for mutation separately.
The database would also contain the details of encumbrances fastened on a property, easementary rights, restrictions, details of common boundaries and demarcation of government properties. Any encroachment of government properties would be clearly indicated.
Urban local bodies could use the system to collect property tax and issue building licence. The new system is expected to trace encroachments on government land and property tax evasion by owners in cities and towns.
“For instance, the old records show two lakh properties in Mysore city. But, UPOR data puts the figure at 2.75 lakh suggesting that about 75,000 property owners have not been paying tax. The registration for UPOR will be made mandatory across the State in a phased manner,” Sadananda Gowda told reporters.
For details on UPOR project and its benefits and registration interested can visit www.upor.karnataka.gov.in.